Ellen: Texting Addiction
Are you a Texter or a Talker? Ellen DeGeneres just started getting into text messaging about a year ago. Usually I think Ellen is pretty current, but this puts her squarely behind the times.
She said she resisted it for awhile, but now she gets how it can be addicting. She read a story about a man who gave up technology for 90 days, because he was so addicted. There’s no way I could make it through that.
Ellen said the man would talk to people in person and use payphones at a local store. “I don’t know how he did it,” she said. “Not give up technology, but find a payphone.”
If you’re not going to give up your phone, you should at least keep it clean. Read about Cell Phone Health Hazards.
Ellen: Why Technology is Bad
She complained about how you’ll see groups of people at dinner sitting quietly and using their phones for social networking and email. She said it’s sad that none of us are living in the moment. The only ones who are living in the now are tiny babies, who just “enjoy what’s right in front of them, like tiny Gary Buseys.”
Ellen said she appreciates that social networking keeps us all connected, but she cautioned that we shouldn’t live our whole lives through technology. She recommends setting limits, such as only watching one TV show: hers. Then she realized she has too many favorite shows to be able to give any up.
Ellen: Oh, Puh-lice Local Police Reports
Here are more of Ellen’s funny police reports, sent in from around the country.
- Massachusetts, 7:38 pm – A woman found some unknown substance next to her bed, tasted it and became dizzy. Police discovered the substance was food crumbs.
- Colorado, 9:48 pm – A 24-year-old employee at a Dalton area Taco Bell was jailed after he allegedly handcuffed himself to a woman who refused to go out with him.
- Arizona, 7:14 pm – A caller reported a donkey loose in the area. A deputy recognized the ass as belonging to a woman who lives on Twin Stone Lane.
If you want more, you can read some of Ellen’s other Funny Police Reports.
Ellen: Kristen Bell Sloth Viral Video
When Kristen Bell visited Ellen recently, she said Sloths are her favorite animal. Then she shared the crazy story of how her boyfriend, Dax Shepard, surprised her by bringing a sloth home.
Ellen’s video clip of the interview got more than 8 million views. Watch the original Kristen Bell Interview on YouTube.
Now that it’s gone viral, it has been Auto Tuned by The Gregory Brothers. See the Auto Tuned Version of Kristen’s Story on YouTube.
Ellen: Audience Singing Nicki Minaj “Super Bass”
Before the show, Ellen had her audience sing along to some of their favorite dance songs. Some of these people aren’t even fit to do karaoke, but they get points for flair and energy.
Young and old, big and small, and everyone in between sang lyrics from Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” Skip the audience version and download the MP3 of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.”
Ellen Dance Song: “California Love”
Today Ellen and the audience danced to “California Love” by 2Pac, feauturing Dr. Dre & Roger Troutman. Have you ever noticed how many songs there are about California?
Download an MP3 of 2Pac’s “California Love.”